in the arsehole of diogenes

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Sunday, 24 February 2013

Farouche

The only literature worth reading,
said Céline, is that which poses a question.
Presumably an unanswerable, existential question.

Human beings are creatures of prodigious 'intelligence'
who behave like murderous cattle -
Les gens sont vaches - c'est régulier.
L'homme n'est qu'un singe destructeur -
Man is just an appallingly destructive ape.

The problem is that when you despise 'humanity'
(as people who use their intelligence inevitably do)
you can so easily and unintelligently turn fascist,
espouse totalitarianism as Céline did.

And so the unanswerable
question is not just How to live
but How to live with your contempt
without being contemptible.

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